UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Post-Soviet Press Group

SSEES's famous Post-Soviet Press Group (PSPG) provides a weekly opportunity to keep up with developments in the former USSR.

We discuss Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic States, Moldova, the South Caucasian states and Central Asia, covering a wide range of topics, such as politics, the mass media, business, environment, NGOs, human rights, culture, economics, and religion.

Members choose an area of interest to follow throughout the term, reports on which they will present to the group each week. Short summaries of a selection of these reports will be published each week on the Post-Soviet Brief website, alongside commentary from SSEES academics.

Several guest speakers are invited each term. Past speakers have included Elena Zdravomyslova (European University of St Petersburg), Hiroshi Yamazoe (National Institute for Defence Studies, Japan), Vladimir Pastukhov (Institute of Law and Public Policy, Moscow), the Russian poet and dissident Yuri Kublanovskii, and a team from the Polenovo estate outside Moscow.

All staff and postgraduates are warmly invited to attend these informal meetings.


Day: Wednesdays
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue:  16 Taviton Street, Room 431

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